South Korea celebrates festivals & seasons all year round. The country is blessed with nature’s best gifts. The people of South Korea cherish these gifts with lavish annual festivals. From spring blossom to splendid colors of fall, sun-soaked beaches to snow-covered mountains, every season has its uniqueness. Hence we have curated a list of Spring events in South Korea you can’t miss.
Spring Events in South Korea worth attending
Jinhae Gunhangje Festival ( Cherry Blossom Festival)
Jinhae Gunhangje Festival or Jinhae Cherry blossom Festival as popularly known is nothing less than a fairytale. Spring makes its presence felt & How! The whole area is covered in light pink Cherry blossom flowers. The lingering fragrance of the flowers is enchanting.
Although you will find the flowers almost everywhere yet few of locations draw most visitors. As a result, hundreds of people gather at these locations for surreal experiences.
Cherry Blossom road at Yeojwacheon Stream is probably the best location. Take a walk & get immersed in its romantic vibe. The place comes alive at night when its lit with thousands of colorful light bulbs.
Date: 1-10 April 2018
Address: Tongsin-dong, Jinhae-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
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Transportation: Buses available from Seoul, Masan & Changwon
( Travel Tip: The place gets pretty crowded as the day progresses. If you are planning for a photo shoot or simply want a hassle-free experience, start early & grab the best spot )
Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road
We bet you won’t find more romantic train station than Gyeonghwa Station Cherry Blossom Road. Both sides of the track are lined with cherry blossom trees. No doubt it’s a hot favorite among couples & photographers.
When the spring arrives, the place covers itself with beautiful flowers as if welcoming lovers with open arms.
A train passes through it at regular intervals increasing the appeal of the place many folds. Since the full blossom remains only for a certain period of time therefore you must plan your visit accordingly.
Famous Spring Festivals in South Korea
Taean International Tulip Festival
Rated among best 5 Tulip festivals in the world, Taean International Tulip Festival is a must-attend event. Apart from Tulips, you will see many other varieties of flowers. Replicas of many world-famous monuments are created using flowers.
Date: April 19- May 13, 2018
Address:400, Kkotji Beach, Taean-gun, Chungcheongnam-do
Transportation: From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal, take an intercity bus to Taean->
From Taean Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Gomseom village. Get off at Morenon Bus Stop.
Boseong Green Tea Festival
Boseong Green Tea Festival is a celebration of rich culture and tradition related to the tea plantation in the region. It is noteworthy that Boseong is the largest manufacturer of Tea in South Korea. It is also known to be the birthplace of tea plantation.
The visitors get to have many exciting experiences during the festival like picking the tea, Preparing & tasting the tea. In addition, there are many performances lined up to entertain the visitors.
Date: May 18- May 22, 2018
Address: 전라남도 보성군 보성읍 녹차로 775
775, Nokcha-ro, Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
Gurye Sansuyu Festival
On the onset of spring, the hot spring area of Jirisan Mountain is covered with yellow flowers. The endless mountain trails lined with floral carpet is a sight to behold. Gurye Sansuyu Festival is an annual festival celebrated to welcome spring. Furthermore, you can also enjoy a variety of performances, local products along with fireworks.
Date: Held during the month of March
Address: 45, Sanggwan 1-gil, Gurye-gun, Jeollanam-do
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Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival
Witness the enchanting plum blossom at Gwangyang International Maehwa Festival in Seomjin Village. Since it has the largest number of Plum trees in the country, you will not get such scenic blossom at any other place. In additon, the entry is free for all ages. You can buuy local produce, try local cuisine & performances by local artists.
Date: Held during the month of March
Address: The area around Seomjin Village
55, Jimak 1-gil, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do
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These are some of the upcoming events in South Korea. We will keep you updated about more events or change in the information provided here if any. We welcome suggestions from our readers. If you know any exciting event taking place in South Korea, do let us know. We will update our list.
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